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Below is a link to a list of modems that are compatible with Optimum. Depending on the speed you have you will need to get a modem that can accommodate that speed.
A modem has channels that represent the speed it can handle. It's displayed as download channels x upload channels, so a 16x8 modem means it has 16 download channels and 8 upload channels.

It's not recommended to get anything lower than 16X8 since speeds are only going up in the future.
Chart showing the channels needed to support the Optimum speed

  • Optimum 100, 8x4 or higher
  • Optimum 200, 16x8 or higher
  • Optimum 400, 24x8 or higher

There are many modems available on Craigslist's and eBay as well, there is no need to buy a new one as long as it's compatible.
https://pickmymodem.com/approved-modems-for-optimum-cablevision-internet-service/

Once you have the modem you can call Optimum tech support and ask them to provision a new modem and give them the MAC id located a the modem. They will also send you a prepaid FedEx label to return their modem and the price will be reflected on your next bill. You just saved $10 - $10.89 a month in fees.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2012, 06:48:30 PM »
does anybody know of a good deal for internet service and a phone line, i want to switch from verizon?
Why don't you try optimum internet first year $29.95/mo and use google voice for Phone service?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2012, 08:10:36 PM »
I would like to but im very confused of how to set up  google voice, if someone can post from step A to step Z it will be very helpfull

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #102 on: April 25, 2012, 08:15:37 PM »
I would like to but im very confused of how to set up  google voice, if someone can post from step A to step Z it will be very helpfull

This DD post might be helpful.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #103 on: April 25, 2012, 08:20:03 PM »
I would like to but im very confused of how to set up  google voice, if someone can post from step A to step Z it will be very helpfull
try searching youtube for OBi110, also check out the amazon reviews.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #104 on: April 25, 2012, 08:30:03 PM »
thanks but does anybody know of any promo with optimium? for phone and internet

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #105 on: April 25, 2012, 08:36:49 PM »
Why don't you try optimum internet first year $29.95/mo and use google voice for Phone service?
Is that with a 1 yr. contract?

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« Reply #106 on: April 25, 2012, 08:40:40 PM »
Is that with a 1 yr. contract?
No contract.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2012, 03:45:24 PM »
thanks but does anybody know of any promo with optimium? for phone and internet
http://www.optimumbusiness.com/high-speed-internet/

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2012, 05:06:11 PM »
Has switching to another family work for getting introductory price w/optimum

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2012, 06:02:33 PM »
Has switching to another family work for getting introductory price w/optimum

Worked for me, but YMMV (I think it's officially introductory pricing for the household).

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #110 on: April 30, 2012, 11:48:43 AM »
Worked for me, but YMMV (I think it's officially introductory pricing for the household).
My 12 months are up this month... If I cancel and then my roomate calls and says he is the new tenant, they can tell him that someone at that address has already used the promo so he can't qualify? I know it's a YMMV but I really hope its not the case....

Pretty pathetic that on my block in CH Fios isn't available... 

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #111 on: April 30, 2012, 12:46:40 PM »
My 12 months are up this month... If I cancel and then my roomate calls and says he is the new tenant, they can tell him that someone at that address has already used the promo so he can't qualify? I know it's a YMMV but I really hope its not the case....
I've done it several times. You'll be fine.
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« Reply #112 on: April 30, 2012, 12:51:51 PM »
Has anyone been lucky to get the promo for the second year?
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #113 on: April 30, 2012, 01:07:41 PM »
I've done it several times. You'll be fine.
How much time from shutdown until starting it back up? I use the internet for work and I really can't afford even one day of downtime....

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #114 on: April 30, 2012, 01:10:51 PM »
What was the excuse for closing and starting up again.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #115 on: April 30, 2012, 01:11:37 PM »
Has anyone been lucky to get the promo for the second year?
I told them that I can't afford more and if they don't continue the service at the same price, I want to disconnect the service.

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« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2012, 01:14:48 PM »
Nice
They did not give you a hard time

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« Reply #117 on: April 30, 2012, 04:29:29 PM »
How much time from shutdown until starting it back up? I use the internet for work and I really can't afford even one day of downtime....
Zero downtime. Call Optimum now and schedule that the new name is moving in on Date X, the same day that you plan closing the old account. That's how I've always done it.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #118 on: April 30, 2012, 10:49:28 PM »
i know with optimum, if you tell them you want to down grade to a lower band...the price is much cheaper....and you only need a high band if you intend on downloading a lot

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« Reply #119 on: April 30, 2012, 11:02:56 PM »
Nice
They did not give you a hard time
They tried convincing me to take the trial of the double or triple play, which would of been $10 more for the first three months.